Turquiose, Corals, Lapis Lazuli The Ladakhi Repertoire of Accessories

Ladakh, a beautiful part of the Northern State of Jammu and Kashmir in India, has a unique landscape, in beige-grey tones, Moon-like and other worldly, contrasted by a vibrant, colorful, rich cultural diversity and fabulous Costumes and Jewelry worn by women in everyday life and ceremonial festive occasions.

The jewelry is predominantly made of stones, precious and semi-precious, Turquoise, Coral, Quarts, Pearl, Lapis Lazuli, Amber and Agate, matched with Conch-shells, sewn on fabric to make marvelous, elaborate neckpieces like Chokers or Bibs, Layers of Necklaces, Head-pieces called Perak that are a meter long and studded with stones, each carrying its own significance, protecting its wearer from evil and promoting well-being.

More contemporary accessories include, Belts, Wrist-bands, Clutches, Hair-Pins and interesting boxes in various sizes. The imitations in glass now make these affordable and wearable. Enjoy!

Turquiose, Corals, Lapis Lazuli The Ladakhi Repertoire of Accessories

Turquiose, Corals, Lapis Lazuli The Ladakhi Repertoire of Accessories

Turquiose, Corals, Lapis Lazuli The Ladakhi Repertoire of Accessories

Turquiose, Corals, Lapis Lazuli The Ladakhi Repertoire of Accessories

Turquiose, Corals, Lapis Lazuli The Ladakhi Repertoire of Accessories